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Reijgersdaal Shipwreck Coins

The Reijgersdaal or Reygersdahl (pronounced REE - jerz - doll), a Dutch East India Company merchant ship, was lost on October 26th, 1747 after striking a reef while trying to hold anchor in heavy seas off the west coast of South Africa.  The vessel, sailing out of Amsterdam, carried  over 30,000 Spanish colonial coins as part of her cargo for trade at ports in the Spice Islands of the East Indies.  Salvage operations in 1979, conducted by South Africans Arthur Ridge and Jimmy Rawe,  resulted in the recovery of nearly 6,800 coins, most of them of the 8 reales "pillar dollar" variety struck at the Spanish colonial mint located in Mexico City.

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all Reijgersdaal Shipwreck treasure coins.   Original Reijgersdaal certificates of authenticity come in two types.  Type 1 certificates are accompanied by an additional document covering the ships loss, both are protected in a 5 1/2 by 4 inch brown vinyl wallet.  Type 2 certificates are brief documents printed on 5 3/4 by 4 inch card stock, since they are brief, they are always supplied with a New World Treasures certificate of authenticity that covers the ships loss and recovery.

 


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Reijgersdaal - 8 Reales
Item#:  13094
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  MF
Weight:  26.49 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $595.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled pillar type 8 reales "pillar dollar", dated 1735, Philip V, assayer MF, grade 1 quality, very heavy weight, pedigreed to the Reijgersdaal Research Collection.  Nice AU details on both the pillars and shield side with little to no corrosion.  An unusual early date date coin with particularly prominent rims.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo Certificate of Authenticity.


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Reijgersdaal - 8 Reales
Item#:  13078
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  MF
Weight:  26.1 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $395.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled pillar type 8 reales "pillar dollar", dated 1741, Philip V, assayer MF, grade 1 quality, nice heavy weight.  Bold AU details on both the pillars and shield sides with traces of light corrosion.  A solid coin offered at great price.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo Certificate of Authenticity.


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Reijgersdaal - 8 Reales
Item#:  13095
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  MF
Weight:  26.65 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $795.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled pillar type 8 reales "pillar dollar", dated 1742, Philip V, assayer MF, grade 1+ quality, pedigreed to the Reijgersdaal Research Collection.  Sharp AU details on both the pillars and shield side with no corrosion.  A beautiful coin.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo Certificate of Authenticity.


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Reijgersdaal - 8 Reales
Item#:  4286A
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  MF
Weight:  26.2 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $595.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled pillar type 8 reales "pillar dollar", dated 1743, Philip V, assayer MF, grade 1 quality, heavy weight, excellent pillar side details, light corrosion on the shield side.  A top end coin.  Supplied with both a New World Treasures photo Certificate of Authenticity and the original Certificate of Authenticity.

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